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About the SCA Lady Dragons

Welcome to the SCA Dragons and Lady Dragons Basketball Program. Our organization is committed to developing athletes between the ages of 9-16 as basketball players for competition at the high school level and beyond.

The SCA Dragons Board of Directors and Coaches desire to make your experience as rewarding and productive as possible. Through hard work and commitment you will continue to develop your basketball skills and realize your potential. This program is not for recreational purposes! The key to success is players
, parents and coaches working together. This will ensure a memorable, enjoyable and exciting experience! Ultimately, it is up to YOU to fully develop your basketball abilities!

The SCA Dragons are members of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and Youth Basketball of America (YBOA). The AAU is one of the largest, non-profit, volunteer, sports organizations in the United States. Both organizations are dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs.   The AAU and YBOA provide registered members with insurance and access to AAU and YBOA organized sanctioned events.

The SCA Dragons were incorporated as a non-profit corporation on August 1, 2005. The Board of Directors are subject to the by-laws of the corporation and have full control and management of the affairs of the Dragons; have the power and authority to adopt or amend by-laws, policy, guidelines, or procedures of the Dragons; appoint coaches for all teams; and handle all operations of the corporation.

For further information please contact Rich Ford @ 615-714-1460  

  

TOURNAMENTS

Our purpose is to assist players to develop their basketball skills. This is accomplished through a very competitive practice and tournament schedule that provides our players with excellent competitive court time. Teams participate in a number of tournaments. These tournaments are played in Tennessee. In addition to tournaments, your team will have the opportunity to participate in local basketball camps and competitions against area high school teams.

SCHEDULING CONFLICTS

Every effort is made to provide you with a schedule of practices and games early in the season. The expectation is that you will be able to eliminate most scheduling conflicts if provided adequate time to make adjustments, however, changes may occur with short notice. The goal should be to attend every practice and game. If a conflict does exist, it is your responsibility to inform the coaching staff of this conflict as soon as possible. Missing practices or games can impact on your playing time.

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

Your parents are very supportive of your development as a basketball player. Often they are extremely knowledgeable about basketball and may even coach. For the reasons previously mentioned, we need a uniform style of play to be successful. Therefore, please ask your parents to refrain from coaching in the stands during a game. It often serves to confuse players and create uneasy situations. It is always uncomfortable for a coach to remove a player from a game because she/he is listening to parental advice rather than fulfilling the expectations of the coach.

Parents are invited to discuss strategy, techniques and styles of play at times that are convenient for the coaching staff so that proper attention can be given to the conversation. Parents are also encouraged to contribute to the team by keeping stats, score, graphing shots, and volunteering where help is needed.